Applications for Unit 3 Bargaining Support Committee Chair – Deadline: 24 January 2017

CUPE 3902 invites applications for the position of Chair of the Bargaining Support Committee for Unit 3 under the terms of CUPE 3902’s book off policy. The position is compensated at the equivalent of a 140 hours at the current SGSII rate or one half FCE (as applicable) per term plus 4% vacation pay, paid in equal installments.

The Bargaining Support Committee Chair position will ideally be booked off from Unit 3 work; meaning that they will be placed on union leave, and the Local will reimburse the Employer for the applicable wage and benefit costs associated with up to 140 hours or one half FCE (as applicable) of bargaining unit work per term. Should the Chair not have an appointment, or should he/she have an appointment for less than 140 hours or one half FCE in any term, the Local will reimburse the Employer for the applicable costs and supplement this with an honorarium equivalent to the difference in hours between said appointment and 140 hours at the current SGSII rate plus 4% vacation pay.

The anticipated start date for the position is 1 February 2017 until April 2017.  C.V.s along with covering letters should be sent as a single PDF file to the Chair of CUPE 3902 (  Apply today!

Call for Finance Committee Members

The CUPE 3902 Finance Committee will be reconvening to create this year’s proposed annual budget.  All members are eligible to participate in this committee.  Interested members should send a very brief statement to by Tuesday, 24 January.

Attention Unit 3 Members: 2016/17 Unit 3 Fund Now Open

The 2016-17 application for the Unit 3 Fund is now open to eligible Unit 3 members.  Click here for more details and the Fund application.  The deadline for applications is 31 August, 2017.

Human Rights Are Not Up for Debate: Boycott the Upcoming “Free Speech” Debate

As members of the CUPE 3902 Queer Caucus, and of the wider University community, we were encouraged when the University Administration recently mandated that Professor Jordan Peterson respect his students’ pronouns. The university has recognised that transgender students not only have the right to their gender identity and expression, but to have them respected by their professors and administrators. The Ontario Human Rights Code, as well as all five of our Union Local’s Collective Agreements, protect this right. We hope that with the eventual passing of Bill C-16, it will soon be protected by federal law as well. We also recognize that Peterson’s claims have been explicitly anti-Black, denying the realities of racism on campus and in broader society, compounding the effects of his behaviour for racialized queer and trans students.

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